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Meridian Associates, Inc., a leading provider of renewable energy, engineering and laser scanning services announced that it is part of a project team led by Nexamp, a full service clean energy solutions company that has recently been awarded a contract for the turnkey development of large scale roof- and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects at 12 publically owned and operated water and wastewater facilities across the state. Leveraging funds made available under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the project will provide an estimated aggregate electric generating capacity of approximately 4 MW of clean, renewable energy.

This is one of several anticipated PV projects included as part of Governor Patrickís Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the stateís economic future and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) mission to create a greener energy future for the Commonwealth. The goals of the project are to rapidly deploy large PV systems to create jobs quickly, foster expansion of the Massachusetts PV industry, reduce long-term operating costs of the facilities, obtain competitive pricing via volume purchase agreements, and provide maximum transparency and accountability. This project will help advance the state towards its goal of 250 MW of solar energy installed by 2017.

The project includes the PV system design, procurement, site preparation, system installation, testing, commissioning and post-installation monitoring to validate system performance at each of the 12 facilities. Meridian will support the projectís survey, site design, permitting, and site related construction administration needs at nine facilities where ground-based PV arrays are proposed. The team will train staff at each of the facilities on how to properly operate and maintain the PV systems ensuring optimum performance and energy generation. In addition to Meridian, the all-Massachusetts project team, led by Nexamp, Inc. of North Andover MA, includes its partner in this venture Florence Electric LLC of Taunton, MA, Fisher Contracting Corporation of Worcester and Security Fence of Hudson, MA.

Meridian Associates, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying and laser scanning firm. Meridian offers 3D mapping, renewable energy, sustainability and infrastructure consulting services to corporate, commercial, industrial, institutional and public sector clients. These services encompass the complete development process from initial site acquisition studies to final compliance certification, analysis and implementation. The firm is headquartered in Beverly, MA with regional offices in Westborough, MA, Houston, TX, and Cherry Hill, NJ. To learn more about Meridian Associates, Inc., visit them at or contact them at 800-466-5505.


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